2020 MLB Draft Guide Player Profile: Byron Buxton
Colby Conway takes a closer look at Byron Buxton and lets fantasy baseball owners know what to expect from the Twins outfielder during the 2020 MLB season.
Byron Buxton , the second overall pick back in the 2012 Amateur Draft, flashed glimpses of a fantasy star. However, it was the same stuff different year for Buxton in 2019. The glimpses of fantasy stardom were short lived, as injuries continue to derail the young star’s development. Through the first 70 games of the season, all in the first half of the season, Buxton was hitting .253 with nine home runs and 12 stolen bases. Essentially, he was on pace for around 20 home runs and 25+ stolen bases. However, he only played in nine more games that year.
Howard Bender would fire me if I didn’t lay out Buxton’s injury history, because that’s a big undertaking for any fantasy owners who takes a chance on the talented, yet oft-injured outfielder. Since the start of 2017, check out Buxton’s injury history. Yes, he’s racked up quite a few friendly flyer miles with all of his trips to the training room.
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